District in Pictures
May 26, 2023
WFISD Holds Special Education Graduation
On Tuesday afternoon, WFISD had the honor of holding a special graduation ceremony for some of our most precious Special Education students. Thank you to the parents and staff who have supported these students for so many years. Thank you to Region 9 Education Service Center for hosting the ceremony. Thank you to Dave Carroll for the wonderful photos. Congratulations to Diego Abel Gil-Yanez, Nolan Daniel-Louis Lee, Jaqueline Lopez and Robert Edward West.
Hirschi Senior Elected Area IV FFA State Officer Team
Pack The Stands For Coyote Baseball!
Wichita Falls HS will host the Canyon Randall Raiders at 2pm today at Hoskins Field for Game 1 of the 4A Region 1 Semi-Finals. Ticket prices will be $3 for students and $5 for adults. The first 200 students wearing Old High spirit wear will get in free!
Franklin Lion Leaders Lead Handshake and Introduction Workshop
The Franklin Elementary Franklin Lion Leaders led a Handshake and Introduction Workshop for all kindergarten through third grade students. During this time, the 4th and 5th grade student leaders modeled appropriate handshakes and introductions, helped the younger students practice, and then played games using these skills. The Lion Leaders also led small groups of students in some "Get to Know You" questions to practice speaking and listening skills.
Rider UIL Science Team Receives Silver Medal at UIL State Academic Meet
The Rider High School UIL Science Team coached by Trevor Wildman were awarded the Team Silver Medal at the UIL State Academic Meet last week. The team members included Madhi Kabir, Vincent Doan, Prasi Desai and Maverick McKown. The team alternates were Zara Farooq and Trinity Munoz.
Lamar Students Learn About the 50 States
The Lamar fifth graders in Mrs. Kelli Rasbury's class were assigned to research different states throughout the United States of America. The students had to put together the information that they found and put it into a slideshow to present to the class.
Rider Senior Awarded ACS ChemClub National Scholarship
Rider High School senior, Prasi Desai, was awarded the ACS ChemClub National Scholarship by the American Chemical Society for her leadership, scholarship, and service contributions to the Rider High Chapter of the ACS ChemClub. Prasi is the first student from WFISD to receive this scholarship and was nominated by her AP Chemistry teacher and ChemClub sponsor, Stacie Martin, and UIL Science Coach, Trevor Wildman.
Scotland Park Students Make Fruit Carvings
Scotland Park Elementary 4th and 5th graders used their math skills to carve fruit in different shapes and sizes! Look at these amazing fruit creations!
Hirschi ROTC Helps Clean Camp Lindsey
Last weekend the Hirschi High School ROTC cadets volunteered their time to help Base Camp Lindsey during their Give-A-Ruck fundraiser to help homeless veterans.
Fain Fourth Graders Learn All About Carnivals
TCTA Honors Ten Seniors With Scholarships
The Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA) awarded ten senior scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year. The recipients of this scholarship have parents that must be a WFISD educator and a member of TCTA to be considered. Pictured below are the scholarship recipients Back Row: Abby Schreiber (Jenny Price, Zundy), Kenneth Cooper (Conrad Cooper, Fowler), Baxter Naylor (Henri Naylor, Hirschi), Cayden Resensez-Sigle (Jordan Criswell, Hirschi)
Front Row: Adriana Rojo (Angelica Rojo, Scotland Park), Tyler Clancy (Liz Ozuna, West Foundation), Hailey Marion (Kelli Marion, West Foundation), Carsen Watson (Stacie Watson, Scotland Park), Brennin Rumfelt (Adrienne Michelle Allen, Fowler)
Not Pictured: Jace Rios (Jennifer Rios, Fain)
Haynes Northwest Academy Hosts Flag Lowering Ceremony
Rider Advanced Piano Students Perform for Peers and Families
Lamar Elementary Holds Flag Lowering Ceremony
On Thursday morning, Lamar Elementary held a flag lowering ceremony that consisted of performances by the Lamar Honor Choir and speeches from Lamar principal Amanda Garcia and superintendent Dr. Donny Lee. Lamar teacher and veteran, Robert Maxwell, and Director of Elementary Curriculum, Jeff Hill, folded the US flag and presented it to Mrs. Garcia at the conclusion of the ceremony. Lamar Elementary, which opened its doors in 1955, closed at the end of the end of this school year. Lamar students will attend Booker T. Washington Elementary or Southern Hills Elementary next school year.
Burgess First Graders Participate in Disc Golf Clinic
The Burgess Elementary first grade students participated in an impromptu disc golf clinic with the MSU Disc Golf team captain, Jacob Newberry, who is 2021 Hirschi graduate. The students had fun learning how to throw the disc and putting it into the basket. Getting it into the basket was definitely not an easy task, and the students were especially proud once their disc landed beneath the metal chains. "It was one more opportunity for the students to make a memory with their friends while trying something new," said Burgess first grade teacher, Jamie Newberry.
Faith Masonic Lodge of Wichita Falls Awards Three Scholarships to Seniors
Each year, the Faith Masonic Lodge of Wichita Falls awards scholarships to seniors at the CEC to further their education. This year, three students were awarded scholarships. Daniel Granados is a culinary student from Rider High School, and he is planning on attending Oklahoma State University. Gerardo Ramirez is a construction student from Hirschi High School, and he is planning on attending Texas State Technical College. Jaylynn Stroman is an agriculture science student from Rider High School and is planning on attending Louisiana State University and was also the recipient of the Maribeau B. Lamar Award of Excellence in education. Thank you to Faith Masonic Lodge for their support of our students!
Hirschi Art Students Display Art at Sikes Senter Mall
Administrators Show Appreciation Toward Rider Custodian
The Rider High School administrators recognized their custodian, Mr. Steve, with a bucket of goodies and a gift card to show their appreciation for him. Mr. Steve always goes above and beyond and is always there when the Rider staff needs him.
Child Nutrition Gives CHEERS! Award
This month's Child Nutrition CHEERS! award recipient is Assistant Director of Compliance, Lisa Lonsdale. Lisa has worked for WFISD for 31 years and is being recognized for CK12's value of Responsibility. "Lisa is a wealth of knowledge and has a heart for feeding WFISD students. She is a shining light in the department and an incredible asset to WFISD," said Chartwells Marketing Specialist Emily Kincaid
WFISD PD Shows Up for Kate Burgess Student
Barwise Students Learn About "Factors Affecting the Earth's Systems"
The Barwise Middle School 7th grade science students learn about "Factors Affecting the Earth's Systems." Each student played the role of an endangered species living in different ecoregions of the state. The game takes them through the perils of attempting to survive in their environment.
Southern Hills Elementary Holds Graduation Ceremony
Not only is it a busy week for seniors across WFISD, but it's a busy time for elementary graduates as well! On Wednesday, the kindergarten students and the 5th grade students of Southern Hills Elementary celebrated their graduation from elementary school as they closed an important chapter of their lives. "It was beautiful to see all the families cheer on their graduates as they walked the stage," said Maria Carrillo. "Having a campus that celebrates important moments such as these is a truly blessing. The families for both kindergartners and 5th graders were treated to a picture slideshow followed by a reception in the library with refreshments and photo opportunities.
Barwise Science Department Receives Large Quantity of Rock and Mineral Samples
The Barwise Middle School science department received an unexpected large quantity of rock and mineral samples. The teachers immediately decided they "needed to build kits." The Barwise PTO stepped in and acquired the storage and testing materials to allow the students and teachers to build the teaching kits that will benefit students for years to come. "Huge thank you to our PTO," said Barwise science teacher, Ferran Kaspar.
Lamar Elementary Students Create Book Filled With Favorite School Memories
Mrs. Maria Anguino's 4th and 5th grade classes at Lamar Elementary are published authors! Each grade level had the opportunity to choose a topic for a book they were going to create as a class. While the fourth grade students chose to write about Easter, fifth graders chose to write about their favorite Lamar memory once they found out that the campus would be closing. Each student wrote their story and went through the writing process to finalize their writing before they made their illustration to accompany their story. Mrs. Anguiano then sent their work off to Student Treasures to have the books published. Lamar's art teacher, Ms. Kaitlin Tryon, had the honor of creating the cover for the book. "This is a treasure these students will always have," said Lamar counselor Gladys Pando.
Foundation For The Falls Gives Back
Foundation for the Falls is dedicated to making a positive impact in the local community. For the month of June, a portion of every vehicle sold at Foundation Automotive of Wichita Falls will be donated to the WFISD Foundation. These funds will be used to fund scholarships for students and grants for teachers!
WFISD Offers Summer Meal Program
WFISD is excited to, once again, be offering the Summer Meal Program. Summer Meals are open to children and teens 18 and under at no charge. No paperwork or enrollment is necessary. Simply bring your child or teen to one of the Summer Meal sites during meal time and they will receive a fresh, balanced, delicious meal at no charge.
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